Balloons provides support for children, young people and their families before an expected death (pre-bereavement) and following the death (post-bereavement) of someone significant in their lives.

Balloons offers the widest range of practical, emotional and social support to children, young people and their families. We provide guidance over the phone, a chance to ask questions over email, face-to-face support and an opportunity to meet with others in a similar situation.

We are also able to give guidance to professionals and anyone with a role in supporting bereaved children.

For more information about Balloons please download our General Balloons Leaflet

The ways in which we can help:


Information, guidance and downloadable support sheets via our website.


A dedicated phone line and referral service for parents, carers and professionals who are in contact with grieving children and young people.


Following the referral process, a trained Grief Support Worker will work with the child or young person at home, in school, alone or in a sibling group


Our Activity Days offer the opportunity for young people to meet others who have had a similar experience, learn new skills and gain confidence; whilst our family events also give parents and carers a chance to meet other families who have experienced a significant loss.

We can recommend resources and publications, and deliver training courses, talks and consultancy to help professionals support bereaved children and young people


Referral Information

Find out how you can apply for Balloons’ help with a child or young person.

Contact us

Contact Liz Cook, our Volunteer Coordinator and Supervisor on 01392 826064.